Hi all, bought a Nook Color today... so ummm, now what?

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  1. KDOG

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    I've been hearing so much about the ability to "root" and turn it into a full fledged Android tablet, So today I bought two - one for my wife. SO, I am a *COMPLETE* NOOB to all this... so what build would you recommend and more importantly, how do you do it? I need totally idiot proof step-by-step instructions!
     
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    Oh my, welcome to the addiction!



    This is the video I followed when I rooted mine. The critical thing is to get the right image file for your version of the Nook. Once you have the right file, it really is that quick and easy.
     
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    Best advice is to go here and read, read, read and read. When you think you got it read it again. Nook Color Technical
    Trust me it is worth the time and effort. I have a very stable daily driver thanks to this forum....
    Enjoy your NC and welcome...
     
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    While I don't yet have mine, my advice based on my research is to experiment with a ROM on your SD Card and once you have finalized your decision on what ROM to go with, then install it on your internal memory.

    *awaits for people who know something to swoop in and correct me*
     
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    Ok now which version OC's it to 1.1ghz? I installed a PNY 8gb SDHC card so I take it I have to remove it and format it? Also, as I understand it, it makes it faster if you install the new ROM on the internal memory rather than the card, correct?
     
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    Yes, faster, and sometimes less glitchy. Some ROMs apparently are very difficult to get working in a stable manner on SD but work beautifully on internal memory.
     
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    My advice...just root for now. Root your device, install a home launcher, find some apps and get to know your NC a little bit.

    The custom ROM's aren't going anywhere. Learn a bit about how it works, and the in's and out's, then explore other ROM options. Figure out what you really want out of your NC...but don't do that on a ROM that needs nightly updates or worse.

    Everyone is in such a rush to jump right to the fringes of OS's...no one takes the time to explore the incredible device they already have.
     
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    +1 Best advice you can get right here.
     
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    Ok I don't understand. What do you mean just root? Don't you have to install a new ROM when you root? Confusion is setting in....
     
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    Perhaps, for some. The entire reason I'm getting the NC is for the hacking of it and getting onto bleeding edge OSes. If it weren't for that, I wouldn't have bought one. ;)
     
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    Rooting your device isn't installing a new custom ROM, it is opening up the root of your device to allow you more access to the actual Android operating system that is already on the device.
     
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    +1 +1, Vic gives good advice.

    Just a side note...kernels are usually OS and sometimes Rom specific. You need the correct one for what you are running. Read up on the (How To) clockwork thread in technical.
     
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    You can sure do that...but like I said in another thread, when you move that far out into the wilderness, the availability of quick medical attention is severely diminished. For someone new to android, my advice stands, learn to crawl before you walk, and learn to walk before you run...

    If that doesn't apply to you, cool...but for someone who says
    my advice is solid.
     

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